I cried the day Obama was elected (but not for the reason I thought)

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The PantyCon mock-up wasn’t describing a real workshop at Pantheacon, but it was describing a real event! One that happens all the time, everywhere. In happens in the minds of white people. It happens in social spaces shared with people of color. And it happens in physical reality. [Read more...]

Pantheacon is Priceless (assuming one can afford it)

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I don’t even want to tally up how much Pantheacon cost this year, after plane tickets, hotel, food, and conference fees. Not to mention missed work. But it was a priceless experience for me. [Read more...]

See you at Pantheacon!

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I am honored to be on two panels at Pantheacon this year, one official and one “off the books”. The first is the Patheos Pagan Bloggers panel entitled “The Good, The Bad, & The Blogging”.  It’s first thing on Friday, at 1:30 p.m., right after the opening ritual.  I will be sharing the panel with [Read More...]

Wiccanate Privilege Discussion at Pantheacon

“Wiccanate” is a term coined by Johnny Rapture, and it refers to American Neo-Pagan theological ideas and liturgical forms common to large public Pagan gatherings and rituals, which are derived from Wicca, but are perceived to be “generic” or “universal” to Paganism. “Wiccanate privilege” is a phrase that has been going round in polytheist circles recently. It refers to the ways in which Wicca-inspired ritual and theology are assumed to be normative for Paganism as a whole. [Read more...]

Pantheacon 2014 Report

From right: Me trying to become cool by osmosis, Jason Mankey, PSVL, Nikki Whiting, John Beckett

I’m on the plane right now, headed back home from Pantheacon.  It’s been exciting and exhausting.  This year, I didn’t feel like I had to fill every time slot with something, which was good because I was wiped out as it was.  There are a few events that I want to devote an entire post [Read More...]

Pantheacon 2012 (Part 3): Rituals

I attended many rituals over over the 3 day Pantheacon event.  I want to talk about each of them briefly and then talk a little about what it is like to attend so many rituals in such a short period. Day 1: Friday (starting the in the afternoon) Opening Ritual by Glenn Turner The first [Read More...]


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